I have a 3 month old Toshiba Satellite laptop with 4GB RAM, i5 processor and a normal HDD (not SSD).
I dual boot with Ubuntu and I use Windows sparingly. However, I noticed that it is painstakingly slow on startup. I have Avast anti-virus installed so viruses shouldn't be a problem.
I suspect it is one of the Toshiba Software which is causing the slowness. There are quite a few and I'm not sure what to try to disable.
Any Toshiba users have a clue what is the resource hog here?